Fearless offers its wallet in two different versions: Fearless Wallet, which is a browser extension available for Chome-based browsers, and the Fearless app for your phone (available on both Android and iOS). The browser version serves as an ideal companion for accessing dApps within the Polkadot ecosystem, while the mobile app empowers users to leverage Polkadot functionalities such as staking and participation in crowdloans, all from their phone device.

Among its features, Fearless allows you to join a nomination pool on any network that has implemented this method of staking. This article guides you through the process of joining a nomination pool from your phone.


If you have any questions about Fearless or run into any issues and require further assistance, feel free to ask our AI chatbot or contact us.

Alternatively, you can join their Telegram channel and receive specialized assistance from the team that developed the wallet.


How to join a nomination pool

Joining a nomination pool is a great option for those who prefer not to nominate validators directly or don't have enough assets to obtain staking rewards. If you're interested, here's how to join a pool from the Fearless mobile app:


If you want to nominate yourself, you can also stake solo from Fearless mobile app. Visit the article below to learn how:

"Fearless: How to Stake"

1. Navigate to the "Staking" tab, where you'll find details about the current parameters and thresholds specific to the network and staking type you've selected.

2. Tap the name of the current network at the top of the screen to select a network with the "Pool" label next to it. Note that not all networks natively offer nomination pools.

3. After selecting the network and type of staking, enter the amount you'd like to stake and tap "Start Staking." Later in the process, you'll select the nomination pool.

4. Although considered an advanced feature, Fearless lets you create nomination pools from its interface. Since this guide focuses on how to join a nomination pool, tap "Join pool." However, if you want to create a nomination pool, refer to Fearless' documentation.

5. On the next screen, confirm or modify your account and the joining amount. Tap "Join" to proceed.

7. Finally, you need to select the pool you'll join.


Choose wisely. As a pool member you must wait for the unbonding period before switching pools: 28 days on Polkadot and 7 days on Kusama. The following article lists the best practices when selecting a nomination pool to join: How Do I Know Which Nomination Pool to Choose?

8. After selecting the nomination pool, review and confirm the summary displayed on the next screen. You're now a member of a nomination pool!

How to manage your staking on a nomination pool

After joining a nomination pool, return to the "Staking" tab (1) to monitor your pool staking status. Tap the three horizontal dots (2) to access a new screen where you can add more tokens to the pool or initiate unstaking.

How to bond more tokens to a nomination pool

If you want to stake more tokens to a nomination pool from the transferable balance, follow the steps below:

1. Go to the "Staking" tab in Fearless.

2. Tap the three horizontal dots in the "Your pool staking" section.

3. Then, tap "Stake more."

4. The new panel below will allow you to type the amount of assets from your transferable balance to add to your pool staking. Tap "Continue."

5. Confirm the amount after reviewing the final panel. The network will take into consideration the new staked amount in the next era.

How to unstake funds from a nomination pool

If you want to unstake tokens from a nomination pool or leave it completely, follow the steps below:

1. Go to the "Staking" tab in Fearless.

2. Tap the three horizontal dots in the "Your pool staking" section.

3. Then, tap "Unstake."

4. Enter the amount of tokens you wish to unstake. You will exit the nomination pool if you enter the maximum available amount. Proceed by clicking "Continue" to review and confirm your actions.

Information about the nomination pool

Just like any nominator is responsible for checking the status of their validators, a member of a nomination pool should know how to check the pool's status. This section will guide you on how to view the validators nominated by your pool and the accounts managing the pool.

1. Go to the "Staking" tab in Fearless.

2. Tap the three horizontal dots in the "Your pool staking" section.

3. Tap the three horizontal dots at the top-right corner.

4. You'll have two options: "Pool Validators" and "Pool Info."

5. You can view the validators currently nominated by your pool by tapping on "Pool Validators."

6. If you tap "Pool Info" instead, Fearless will show the on-chain information of the pool and the account or accounts responsible for each role in the nomination pool.


See this article for a detailed description of roles and limitations.